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Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2014

Lucy is a Mind-blowing Science Fiction Thriller

Lucy is a Science Fiction movie that will leave you thinking “HUH???”.  It’s an excellent good movie in that it is a Sci-fi thriller that will keep you guessing and chewing your nails right till its spectacular,  but very weird ending!  It will challenge your mind to its utmost, that is for sure!

The movie centres on Lucy, a young American girl, studying in Taiwan.  She is tricked by her drug mule boyfriend into delivering a briefcase filled with drugs. Her instructions are to ask for a Mr. Jang at a hotel reception, but unbeknownst to Lucy the briefcase is filled with a priceless new synthetic drug called CPH4, and she is headed for a heap of trouble.

Mr Jang and his band of thugs capture her, knock her out and sew a bag, containing the drug,  into her abdomen. She is one of  four unwilling people being used to smuggle the drugs into various European cities. While Lucy is in captivity, one of  the thugs tries to rape her and when she fights him off, he kicks her in the stomach causing the bag of drugs to perforate and release the drug into her system.

In between these scenes, the audience is introduced to a renowned scientist, who is lecturing to university students about the 10% brain myth, ie. that  human beings only uses 10% of his brains capacity.

As the drug travels thru Lucy’s body, her senses are heightened and she begins to increase her brain capacity to 20%.. 30% etc, and as a result she becomes increasingly aware and gains powerful new  physical and mental capabilities, including  telepathy, telekinesis and the ability to mentally travel through time and become oblivious to pain.

What follows next is mind blowing and intense, and includes a huge surprise for her captors, a visit to Paris to meet with Professor Norman, and some incredibly vivid scenes that defy the imagination!

Scarlett Johansson was brilliantly cast in this role, and she gives the performance of her life. Morgan Freeman is a perfect choice for the intellectual and eccentric professor. Supported by an excellent Korean and Taiwanese cast, this movie is a must-see for intellectual science fiction enthusiasts.

The film was written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by Europacorp.

The movie opens at cinemas countrywide on Friday, 29 August and is classified 16V.

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